Fulldome time-lapse of the William Herschel Telescope

The CANARY laser guide star, mounted on the William Herschel Telescope at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma, is seen in operation in this fulldome timelapse video.

Producing an artificial star in the atmosphere, CANARY is used to correct for the atmospheric distortion of light.


Alexandre Santerne (Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Universidade do Porto) / Planetário do Porto - Centro Ciência Viva/ESO

About the Video

Release date:2 December 2015, 14:02
Duration:40 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope


Fulldome Preview